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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

PEG Tube Removal:
Only Removing PEG Tube? Focus on E/M Codes

Find out why 43247 just won’t do you any good. If you’ve asked yourself frequently what CPT® code to use when a physician removes a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube, and haven’t found the answer, it’s time you set your sights on reporting an E/M service. Fact: You wouldn’t code a non-incisional PEG removal done in an office setting because [...]


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